My home is an old country house set in expansive gardens, nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, close to winter and summer sporting attractions with great fishing as a bonus. I have a gallery and small restaurant on the premises. I have three double bedrooms available with shared bathroom facilities and kitchen available for cooking. I would prefer that guest cook for themselves, catering can be arranged. I am a practising artist and have a resident (website hidden)
Being a gallery there is a focus on art/painting and a great space for anyone interested in an art retreat. Studio space can be arranged.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to be available as much as my guests require, or if peace and quiet is your preference that's fine.
to get an idea of the area ... follow me on instagram MARIANRENNIEART
As we are in the country your own car is the best option in order to be able to enjoy the surrounding areas.Alternatively, there is a bus to and from Melbourne daily and we can arrange being picked up at terminal in Alexandra.
Other Things to Note
There is a resident house cat ... he is beautiful.
Keeping the house tidy is a requirement.
My stay at Rennies at Acheron was very happy and enjoyable and the host Marian was charming, warm and welcoming so that I felt completely at home in a comfortable and highly congenial environment. Marian was ably assisted by her two amiable, hospitable and thoughtful workers Tom and Hariette who also showed me every courtesy. I enjoyed the attractive amenities and spaciousness of the house and its furnishings with its delightful, decorative sculptured artworks, prints and paintings and lovely views of the fine surrounding farmland, hillscapes and the beautiful garden. It was a lovely experience of rural tranquillity and peace.
Thank you so much Rod ... that is beautifully written and we hope to see you again soon ... warm regards ... marian
This was my first AirBnB experience as a solo traveller. Marian welcomed me like an old friend, introduced me to her friends and made sure that I was settled for dinner at her restaurant which is an amazing experience. The house is a fascinating and eclectic arrangement of art and furniture which is a lovely place to be, not to mention the gardens which are extensive and beautiful featuring an arrangement of art and sculpture. Marian was helpful in offering me advice on where to explore and ensured that I wanted for nothing when I returned. I had a lovely time Marian and Skinny the cat!
Thanks Abigail ... it was lovely to meet you as well and hoping you arrived home inspired ... and thanks for looking after Skinny!!! Hope to see you again.
This beautiful home, in spectacular garden setting is a haven in a green valley setting. Marian is a warm and welcoming host; the house is a vibrant display of a prolific, creative and wonderful person. I love it here and will return!
thanks shavaun ... just wish i was not so busy and had more time to catch up ... we will .. M
Marian was fantastic from start to finish, I booked last minute and Marian organised everything for us. We were lucky to meet her the next day, it was lovely to talk to her about her art and the house, she is warm and friendly and very interesting. The house itself was a dream come true for, art all over the walls, much of which Marian painted herself, huge green leather couches and comfy beds. Everything we needed was there and Marian even left us some treats. The gardens are incredible, an adventure in itself with sculptures and gorgeous plants and lawns it was so serene and relaxing. Marian also has a lovely little restaurant on the property which she showed us through, and we didn’t leave without a big bag of olives that she had prepared herself. I can’t wait to get back to there, I don’t think I have been so happy or relaxed in a long time, I highly recommend Rennies for people who are looking for something different, warm feelings and amazing art and sourroundings.
hi Renay ... it was my pleasure to have yourself and Warrick come and stay and will look forward to catching up again ... happy to talk to you about my work .. you have my number so give me a call ... great to meet you and you were perfect guests ... Skinny says hello as do Harriet and Tom Marian (website hidden)
Marion's hospitality was generous and welcoming. We all felt right at home from the first instance.
Thanks so much ... it was very enjoyable from my point of view as well
I'm an artist living in Melbourne and Marians place was a perfect countryside get away for working in solitude. The place was great. Marian was very helpful and such a lovely person to chat with. Beautiful countryside and walks to go on.
Thanks John ... it was great to have you around and have noted your suggestions !! M
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